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Remington 700 Feeding Issues

 
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:09 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Feeding Issues

Well, I still can't get the gun to feed right.

I've:
  • Polished the under side of the "feed lips"
  • Tired different mag springs
  • Tried bultiple mag followers
  • Checked the internal mag box in relation to the feed ramp
None of those worked - so i contacted Remington customer support and described the issue. They said the magazine follower was "out of spec" for their standards and shipped me a new one. This also did not work. When contacted again, they said to ship it back to them and they would look at it - if it was under warranty they would fix it, if not they would let me know how much it was going to cost and send me the bill. I'm sure they also want me to pay shipping both ways.

Very frustrating to pay that kind of money for a product, have it not function properly - plus the extra time and money spent trying to resolve the issue.

Never had a bad experience with Remington until now

Anyone else had similar experiences?
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:11 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Feeding Issues

Have you tried manipulating the feed lips? That should work
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:21 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Feeding Issues

I've polished the under side of them but I'm afraid to take too much off of them or cut into them too much (I'm sure I've already voided any warranty Remy had by doing so).
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:24 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Feeding Issues

Bend them dont cut them.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:28 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Feeding Issues

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Old 12-22-2012, 04:36 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Feeding Issues

Tikka - I think I might calling feed lips something different than you are talking--- got a reference pic you can put up?
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:36 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Feeding Issues

I just returned from the shop fixing the same issue on a rifle I'm changing over form 7 mag to 338 RUM, DO NOT bend your rails, that's fine for center feed but you'll screw up your action on a stagger feed. Your follower is to wussy on the front so it collapses, take your spring and open it up bending it so it puts more pressure on the front of the follower. Give that a try, just went from your issue to three round burst minutes ago!
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